Surgery May Improve Health-Related Quality Of Life In Adults With Strabismus

Medscape (4/19, Brauser) reported that, according to research presented at a pediatric ophthalmology meeting, “both the new Adult Strabismus Questionnaire (AS-20), developed at the Mayo Clinic, and the traditional Visual Function Questionnaire (VFQ-25), from the National Eye Institute (NEI), show substantial improvements in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) for adult patients who undergo successful strabismus surgery.” In a study of “106 adults with strabismus between the ages of 18 and 84 years (mean age, 48.5 years; 57% female; 75% with diplopia)…given the AS-20 and VFQ-25 to complete before and after undergoing strabismus surgery,” investigators found “postsurgery HRQOL improvements in adults both with and without diplopia.”

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